Alvin had met true evil in his life, but he still persisted in thinking it was awful rare, and the word was bandied about too much by those who didn’t understand what real badness was.
“I don’t hold with prophets,” said Alvin. “Near as I can tell, they end up just as dead as the next man.”orson scott card
“You must be a prophet right enough,” said Alvin Junior, “cause I can’t understand a thing you said.”orson scott card
“We don’t go to Fort Chicago,” said Ta-Kumsaw. “We go to the holy place.” “A church?” asked Alvin. Ta-Kumsaw laughed. “You White people, when you make a place holy you build walls so nothing of the land can get in. Your god is nothing and nowhere, so you build a church with nothing alive inside, a church that could be anywhere, it doesn’t matter nothing and nowhere.” “Well what does make a place holy?” asked Alvin. “Because that’s where the Red man talks to the land, and the land answers.”orson scott card
Last night Alvin just got mad, which she said would only guarantee that he’d stay stupid.orson scott card
Alvin wondered if it was true if all men had evil in their hearts, and those men as were good, maybe they were simply the ones who controlled theirselves so well they could act contrary to their heart’s desire. But if that were so, then no man was good, not one.orson scott card
The Lord took twice the time making thee, Alvin Smith, cause it took that long to put the mischief in.orson scott card
“He’s young,” she said. “We’ve all been guilty of that sin,” said Alvin. “And some never get over it.”orson scott card
Alvin Plantinga is arguably the greatest philosopher of the last century.alvin plantinga
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